Eggplant dip

Salata Aswad

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Appears in
Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

This is a chunky eggplant dip that we usually would eat as a sandwich filling in Sudan. My mum used to give me this for school lunches.


  • 2 eggplants (aubergines)
  • sunflower or canola oil, for frying
  • ½ cup (130


Peel and dice the eggplants into 1–2 cm (½–¾ inch) pieces.

Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium– high heat and add the diced eggplant.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until the eggplant softens. Set aside.

Mix together the yoghurt, peanut butter, olive oil, garlic and salt, until it’s the consistency of mayonnaise. Set aside.

While it’s luk